While many of the nominees reinforce what we’ve come to expect, the 51st Grammy Awards roundup managed a few surprises with both the artists selected and the ones seemingly snubbed. Grammy’s former darling Alicia Keys is notably absent in key categories, and there’s a bare minimum of former “American Idol” contestants clogging up the works.
Last year’s Amy Winehouse sweep cleared the way for Duffy and Adele, each with her own unique set of retro pipes that rock the lush ’60s sound. Meanwhile, Lil Wayne grabbed nominations in top categories without dumbing down his politics. Former Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant may win a Grammy yet, with his inspired partnership with a woman who knows a thing or two about genre crossing, Alison Krauss. And then there’s Coldplay.
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